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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Fedora Core 4 2005-906: kernel

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the kernel package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2005-906 (kernel).

The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of any
Linux operating system. The kernel handles the basic functions
of the operating system: memory allocation, process allocation, device
input and output, etc.

* Thu Sep 22 2005 Dave Jones [2.6.12-1.1456_FC4]
- Disable crash driver on Xen kernels.

* Wed Sep 14 2005 Dave Jones [2.6.12-1.1455_FC4]
- Fixes for CVE-2005-2490 and CVE-2005-2492

* Thu Sep 8 2005 Rik van Riel
- upgrade to a newer Xen snapshot
- exclude Xen TPM bits, since those conflict with
- enable highmem for Xen kernels (#162226)
- add workaround for glibc bug on VDSO note parsing (Roland) (#166984)

* Mon Sep 5 2005 Dave Jones
- Fix aic7xxx issue with >4GB. (#167049)

* Fri Sep 2 2005 Dave Jones
- Various post 2.6.13 ACPI updates. (20050902)

* Mon Aug 29 2005 Dave Jones
- Fix local builds when '-' is in the hostname.
- Update ALPS driver to 2.6.13 level.

Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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